23-year-old Miss Jamaica,Toni-Ann Singh, has been crowned Miss World 2019.
Singh beat 113 other contestants to win the coveted crown in a pageant which took place in London today December 14th.
Singh, who is studying Women’s Studies and Psychology at Florida State University, was crowned by Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce of Mexico.
During the competition, Tonia spoke with confidence when she was asked why she should win the crown.
“I represent something special, a generation of women that are pushing forward to change the world. I wouldn’t say I’m different from any other woman on this stage but I will say that my passion for women and pouring into them and making sure that they have the same opportunities that I’ve had is something that sets me apart,” she said.
Asked about the most inspiring woman in his life, Singh said it is her mother.
“The most inspiring woman to me is my mother. If my mother and father are the roots and I am the tree, then really any work that I do and anything that I am able to change in the world is the fruits of their labor. I have watched her pour everything into me even at the sacrifice of her own wants and needs and that is why I am able to sit for you today,” she said.
Tonia also wowed the audience with her strong vocals by singing a rendition of Whitney Houston’s hit single, I Have Nothing.